Conveyancing Solicitors in Gatley

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Conveyancing in Gatley

Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a property from a seller to a buyer. handled by a solicitor or licenced conveyancer. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Gatley, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped Gatley and Stockport clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Bolton, Manchester, Tameside and Manchester

Gatley Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Gatley

A suburban area in Greater Manchester, Gatley is known for its close community, Gatley Carrs, and the nearby Manchester. Gatley has a railway station, providing links to Manchester and Stockport. Gatley has a population of approximately 10,000.

Gatley house prices

The average price paid for a property in Gatley between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Gatley (2023/24)

Gatley is in Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,489.77
B £1,738.07
C £1,986.36
D £2,234.66
E £2,731.25
F £3,227.84
G £3,724.43
H £4,469.32

What does a Gatley property lawyer do?

For a house or flat purchase, the solicitor will handle all the legal elements of buying a home.

Your lawyer will order property searches, raise questions for the seller's solicitor, review the contract of sale and fulfil post-completion formalities, like paying Stamp Duty Land Tax and registering the property ownership with the Land Registry.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Gatley conveyancing solicitors could also undertake searches for historic industrial activity and land contamination.

Are you buying with a mortgage?

When buying with a mortgage, it is standard practice for your solicitor to also act for the bank or building society.

Acceptance on a lender's panel will mean your solicitor can act for your lender.

Our chosen panel solicitors have established relationships with the majority of mortgage lenders, helping to ensure your transaction completes faster.

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Buying in a conservation area

When you purchase a property in a conservation area, your lawyer will check for potential planning issues, including lack of consent for demolished outbuildings or walls, and maintenance obligations.

Conservation areas in Gatley and the Stockport local authority include:

  • Bramall Park
  • Church Lane, Romiley
  • Heaton Mersey
  • Syddal Park
  • Greave Fold, Romiley

New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing for buying a new build property in Gatley is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Gatley must be able to deal with things like handling structural guarantees, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Foundation.

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Leasehold flats

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Gatley

When you're looking to sell a home in Gatley, you can expect your lawyer to first prepare vital paperwork, including the various property information forms and the draft contract.

They will handle questions from the buyer's side, sort out potential snags and redeem the existing mortgage. By taking steps to coordinate with all stakeholders, including estate agents, landlords and lenders, the solicitor will ensure the property sale completes quickly.

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Remortgage conveyancing

The official base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Make sure you verify your conveyancing solicitor's lender panel status before you instruct.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are on the legal panels of over 100 lenders. Whether you are changing to a 30-year mortgage with Virgin Money or moving to a buy to let mortgage with Coventry Building Society, we can help you.

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Transfer of equity

If you aim to reduce or increase your ownership share of a property, whether you are purchasing another owner's stake, gifting a property or estate planning, you will need to transfer equity.

Your conveyancer will quickly and efficiently complete the legal work for a fixed fee.

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How much should I budget for conveyancing in Gatley?

What is and is not included in a quote isn't always clear at first glance.

Solicitors' fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. Conveyancing fees are paid to your solicitor for the legal services they provide for you.


Disbursements are fees that your solicitor will have to pay on your behalf for third-party services. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and a flood risk report.

Read the terms and conditions

Watch out for undisclosed fees not included in your original quote, if you are comparing conveyancing quotes. Some firms include additional fees in the small print, resulting in an inflated final bill.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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